Grateful

God Speaks if We Listen

My sister has been struggling with an issue and trying to decide what her part is in responding. She shared with me an article that she came across that perfectly described the situation and offered a resolution that made sense by following Jesus’ example of interaction in his relationships. The advice was spot on. I […]

Back on the Upswing

My mom had a big day today. Over the past 3 weeks she has been struggling with diverticulitis and digestive issues. We have been back and forth with fluxuating fevers, diet changes, adding antibiotics, and 4 doctors appointments. The good thing is she went through it all without being hospitalized. Now things appear to be […]

Priests and Chaplains

My parents and I had several intentions this evening for our prayer time. Then I remembered hearing that today is Priesthood Sunday, a day to especially pray for our priests. So in our prayers we included all the priests who have made such a loving and lasting impression on our lives. We also lifted up […]

Joyful Friend

I was glad to hear from a far away friend today. We had not talked in quite a while. I knew she was struggling with some issues with her kids and I have kept them in prayer. Today she said many of those concerns have been rectified. She didn’t realize what a burden she had […]

Change or No Change

I talked to my sister and my son today and in both conversations we noted what a crazy year this is. Nothing is the way we imagined it would be. And it continues. If I think something will turn out a certain way, it can be assumed that it will not. But I came across […]

On Task

I had a difficult time during my last semester of Bible class. When my dad had the stroke, I fell way behind. It was a marathon to get the reading and homework completed. But, with the encouragement of my teacher, I got it done. The new school year started last week. I was able to […]

Fun Afar

My son came over for a visit today. It is always good to see him, to talk and laugh. He told me about some games that he plays online with his brother and nephews. I thought about the effort it took to stay in touch with my brothers, sisters, and my parents when we all […]

Faithful Family

Both my mom and dad went to a doctor today. One was planned, one was unexpected. Luckily, one of my sister’s was able to come and help. She took my dad while I took my mom. Happily, we all reconvened for lunch. Everyone is home tonight and doing well with instructions to follow up. My […]

Strangers Prayers

I belong to a social media group of Catholic Caregivers that I came upon a while back. People share struggles, questions, advice, and prayer requests. Today the organizer of the group share what she is going through and asked how we may all be able to pray for one another this week. After reading one […]

Masks Do Help

About 10 days ago, my brother found out that a couple who he works with contracted coronavirus. Working in a store, they all come in contact with hundreds of people every day. Of course, there is a mask policy. However, the man who caught the virus wore a mask similar to a bandana that was […]